and jay cutler, brian urlacher, lance briggs, julius peppers and roberto garza did not participate. they'll practice again today ahead of a few days off to enjoy the bye week. >>you never get far away from football. >>everytime you watch a game, you can learn something. we are excited. >>the tigers tried to sweep the athletics in oakland. the a's led one- nothing in the second when prince fielder hit one to deep left, but coco crisp made the leaping catch to rob a home run. fielder was robbed again in the seventh. made a diving catch to prevent an extra- base hit. oakland won two- nothing but still trail the series two-one. in the n-l, the giants beat the reds to avoid elimination.